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There Were Twelve Disciples

Full Text

There were twelve disciples Jesus called to help Him,
Simon Peter, Andrew, James, his brother John;
Philip, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus,
Simon, Thaddaeus, Judas, and Bartholomew.

Jesus calls us too, Jesus calls us too;
We are His disciples, I am one and you;
Jesus calls us too, Jesus calls us too;
We are His disciples, We His work must do.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #766

Author: Unknown

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There were twelve disciples Jesus called to help him:
Title: There Were Twelve Disciples
Author: Unknown
Language: English
Notes: The lyrics were apparently written to help children memorize the disciples' names.
Copyright: Public Domain


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